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  • Child Support Basics in an Iowa Divorce
    Child Support Basics in an Iowa Divorce

    Child custody and support are among the most emotional and challenging decisions that must be made in a divorce with minor children involved. Parents might have quite divergent opinions about what ...

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  • Do Child Support Obligations End at Age 18?
    Do Child Support Obligations End at Age 18?

    Supporting and raising a child remains the responsibility of both parents, even after their divorce. Iowa believes in putting the best interests of the child first and protecting the standard of ...

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  • What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Court-Ordered Child Support
    What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Court-Ordered Child Support

    Child Support Length & Parent Obligations According to Iowa Law, parents are legally obligated to support their minor children. Typically, this support ends at 18, but if the child is still a ...

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  • Who Pays for College After a Divorce?
    Who Pays for College After a Divorce?

    Whose Responsibility Is College? In Iowa, the court can order parents to pay some of their child's college expenses. The courts refer to this as a postsecondary education subsidy. Many people are ...

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  • Consequences of Missing Child Support Payments
    Consequences of Missing Child Support Payments

    Financial Consequences for Missing Child Support When a spouse misses child support payments, the party who is entitled to receive child support can institute specific legal actions to enforce the ...

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  • Child Custody and Support Newsletters
    Child Custody and Support Newsletters

    Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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